« Antidemocratic and xenophobic forces of Europe have always been attracted by the European unity dream, the mystic of the imperial Rome»
(FB - 1998)
" Being a citizen is a voluntary act "
(FB - 2009)
"Thinking about the future only makes sense if it is aimed at improving one’s thinking about the present and about the trends at work"
(FB - 1998)
"The European project is not a dream, but a hope. It is rooted in rationality, which is not the case with dreams. We Europeans have seen our dreams end in nightmares too often not to be suspicious."
(FB - 2005)
"The strength of a network is judged at the information level of the weakest link, or more precisely the link furthest from the centre of the network."
(FB - 2004)
"Europe's destiny is escaping the two "Greats" and it will come knocking on the door of the Europeans."
(FB - 1989)
"The history of Europe is a bit like a multifaceted diamond. Everyone sees the same diamond... but no one sees exactly the same facets."
(FB - E-storia project, 2004)
"Let us dare the future as the founding fathers of Europe did"
(FB - "From EU to Euroland", 2001)
"The European citizenship can not be decreed. The European citizen can only be born..."
(FB - 1992)
"Every state is a minority in the EU. In any case, let’s not forget that if all our states went into building the EU it is because they all felt too small to face alone both their future and the rest of the world."
(FB - 2003)
"From a single (EU) Currency to a single (EU) Citizenship. The euro is only an instrument."
(FB - 1997)
"An empire is always providing platforms where conflicts and wars prolife­rate... an empire needs enemies, whilst a Community requires partners."
(FB - 1992)
"Europe’s history has taught us that dreams and nightmares are the two faces of the same coin"
(FB - “Europe is Peace” 2006)
"Everybody wants to have a successful enlargement whereas it is a successful enlarged EU which is important."
(FB - 2002)
"It is clear that the existing national political parties can not serve two masters: national and European."
(FB - IDE, 1989)
"It takes teamwork to make Europe move forward."
(FB - 2005)
"There is nothing like one European. The European is a team of Europeans... the only way we can imagine a European, it is a team of people from different countries, not a single man or woman."
(FB - Enschede (NL) 2012)
"On the horizon with a heaven of freedom and a land of responsibility, this is perhaps the soul of Europe."
(FB - 1992)
"The future challenge for the European project is not about Europe anymore, it is about the Europeans."
(FB - 2005)
"The more Brussels speaks English, the less Brussels understands the Europeans"
(FB - 2004)
"Occupy the Future of Europe!"
("What do YOU want as a future for AEGEE?" Franck Biancheri at the 2012 Agora in Enschede)
"To combine new technologies and democratic principles to succeed in the entry of European integration in the 21st century or e-democracy at the service of Euro-democracy"
(FB - EUSV, 2001)
"In the years 00 of the 21st century, democratization can only take place in the perspective of the democratic election of a European executive that remains to be invented."
(FB - EUSV, 2001)
"We must build the European Community, otherwise Europe will soon be culturally Americanised, politically Finlandised and technologically Japanised"
EGEE I, 1984

[:en]Marie-Hélène Caillol: my support for the European Finance-Climate Pact (Video)[:fr]Marie-Hélène Caillol: mon soutien au Pacte Finance Climat (Video)[:]

[:en]Marie-Hélène Caillol, president of AAFB and LEAP2020, was among the very first signatories of the European Finance-Climate Pact launched in 2017 by a collective of European citizens around Pierre Larrouturou and Jean Jouzel. On March 15th, 2018 she moderated a panel of high level politicians in the frame of the conference “Et si l’Europe décidait de mettre la finance au service du climat?” in Paris at UNESCO (see video here: Pacte Finance Climat – UNESCO 15 mars (Partie 3) start at 1:00:20)

This project constitutes a huge challenge in the battle against climate change but also in the one for the democratisation of the European Union. The challenge to gain support of the European citizens themselves on such kind of federative project for the sake of the future of our continent, and to connect them to the European decision level is a huge step for the protection of our planet and our democracies, our European democracy.

The Coal and Steel Community was the birth of a peacefull Europe. A Climate Treaty must be its rebirth. In 1950-51, when France and Germany were just coming out of several decades of wars, a couple of months were sufficient to negotiate and implement the first European treaty. Similarly, if enough of us want it, we can direct the economic and financial power of our continent to to the safeguarding of our planet. (Call for a european Finance-Climate PACT)


[:fr]Marie-Hélène Caillol, présidente de l’AAFB et du LEAP2020, a été parmi l’une des premières personnalités européennes signataires du Pacte Finance Climat lancé en 2017 par un collectif organisé autour de Pierre Larrouturou et de Jean Jouzel. Le 15 mars 2018 elle modérait un panel de personnalités politiques de haut niveau dans le cadre de la conférence “Et si l’Europe décidait de mettre la finance au service du climat?” à Paris au siège de l’UNESCO (voir la vidéo ici: Pacte Finance Climat – UNESCO 15 mars (Partie 3) commencer à 1:00:20)

Ce projet constitue un énorme défi dans la lutte contre le changement climatique mais également dans celui de la démocratisation de l’Union européenne. Le défi que ce soient les citoyens européens eux-mêmes qui se mobilisent sur ce type de projet fédérateur au service de l’avenir de notre continent et de les reconnecter au niveau de décision européen est un pas énorme pour la protection de notre planète et de nos démocraties, de notre Démocratie européenne.

L’Europe est née avec l’Union Charbon-Acier. Elle doit renaître avec un Traité Climat. En 1950-51, alors que la France et l’Allemagne sortaient de plusieurs décennies de guerre, il a suffi de quelques mois pour négocier et mettre en œuvre le premier Traité européen. De même, si nous sommes assez nombreux à le vouloir, nous pouvons obtenir de mettre la puissance économique et financière de notre continent au service de la sauvegarde de la planète. (Appel pour un Pacte Finance-Climat européen)

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